The official website of the Welsh Folk Dance Society

An organisation which supports, maintains and extends Welsh traditional dancing
throughout Wales and the world


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Mari Lwyd 2021

Wales has a plethora of traditions linked to the Christmas season and the New Year: from visiting church for the Plygain, collecting Calennig and of course the antics of Mari Lwyd and her followers. Further details on some of these traditions can be found here: In the meantime, we wish you all a Happy New Year

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Composing a Dance – Competition Results

The composing a dance competition results are in! Thank you to all who competed and of course to Bethanne and Idwal Williams for adjudicating. Congratulations to Alison Allen the winner, and all the runners up. You can read the full adjudication below and we look forward to being able to give the dances a go

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Risk Assessment (Covid-19) for Dance Teams

November 2020 To support traditional dancing teams who are considering re-commencing their dancing, the Welsh Folk Dance Society have prepared an exemplar risk assessment. This risk assessment reflects the current position in Wales regarding meeting indoors for organised activities. If you wish to recommence any indoor dancing at present you must prepare your own local

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3 days ago
Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus - Happy St. Dwynwen’s Day! 💗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #SantesDwynwen #Cymru #Wales #cariad #love DawnsioGwerin photo
4 weeks ago
Mari Lwyd 2021 - penillion amserol iawn diolch i @dawnswyr_cdydd 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 For more details on Mari Lwyd and other seasonal Welsh traditions, visit our website: #MariLwyd #calan #traddodiadbyw #Wales #Cymru DawnsioGwerin photo
4 weeks ago
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year!
DawnsioGwerin photo
Valériane Leblond @Triaglog
🍬🪙Blwyddyn Newydd dda i chi,
Ac i bawb sydd yn y tŷ
Dyma ein dymuniad ni,
Blwyddyn Newydd dda i chi!🪙🍬
This is Calennig, the song Welsh children sing to their neighbours’ doors on the first of January to bring luck and happiness and to get a few coins and sweets in return